Kanye West went on Jimmy Kimmel Live Wednesday night. People found this very exciting. In a typical stroke of arrogant whimsy, Kanye named a few of his heroes. A long list of famous bros old and new included Michelangelo, Jesus Christ, Leonardo da Vinci, Walt Disney, Steve Jobs, and so on, plus one surprising name:
Kanye West just said he compares himself to, among others, Da Vinci, Jesus Christ and David Stern. Amazing. You made it, Commish.— Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixSI) October 10, 2013
David Stern! Not even Adam "Sexy" Silver. The guy who presided over four lockouts, the dress code, the orange roundie, "basketball reasons," and so on. That David Stern is a hero of mega-famous rapper Kanye West.
Although, wait -- are we sure Kanye meant the NBA commissioner? Would you be surprised if he really meant Daniel Stern's TV writer brother? You know, that's probably who he meant.
Watch it here (starts around the 2:20 mark):
Update: Or it's this guy, which would be way less funny.